(CNN)— Barack Obama is leading John McCain in the first General Election CNN Poll of Polls since Hillary Clinton ended her presidential bid.
Obama is ahead of McCain by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent. That’s up one point from Friday’s poll of polls, which showed the Illinois senator leading McCain 47 percent to 43 percent.
CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said, “Hillary Clinton's decision to suspend her campaign and endorse Obama seems to have produced little or no bounce for Obama.”
The fact that Obama’s lead did not increase more significantly since Clinton ended her campaign and endorsed the Illinois senator is “an indication that Clinton supporters may need more than one speech to rally behind the party's nominee,” said Holland. “Since the end of January, Obama's edge in the weekly Poll of Polls has always been in the low single digits, but it's worth noting that he has consistently been ahead of McCain week after week for about four months.”
The national General Election poll of polls has no sampling error and consists of three surveys conducted between June 12 and June 16: Gallup (June 14-16), Cook/RT Strategies (June 12-15), and ABC/Washington Post (June 12-15).
BUSH, MCBUSH & CHANEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR
$4.00GAS. AND IF MCBUSH ELECTED YOU WILL, WILL
PAY $10.00 A GALLON. WE PAY $55.00 PER BARREL, BUT
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS DEREGULATION HAS THE
SPECTATORS BUMPING THE PRICE. IF YOU HAVE STOCK
IN THOSE COMPANIES, YOU WILL DO GREAT. THE REST OF
US WILL DO CRAPIE.
CNN just calls the bitter people!
If three independent polls have sampling errors then the average will also have an error. It doesn't go away just because it's not easy to calculate.
Make Clinton your VP and watch the numbers rise.
I suspect that many people who were going to support Clinton were already answering that they would support Obama as well. There may also be those that are covered in these polling questions that were covered before.
So? It's a long way to November.
When people realize that they can vote for stay the course (McCain) or change (Obama), it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which way they'll break.
CNN = Hillary or Mccain 08
They won't get the Hillary votes as long as there is a Lanny Davis, Puma etc. It is beyond me why Hillary supporters would vote for McCain when his platform is so alien to them. The race was won by Obama fair and square. The Hillary supporters have to stop wollowing, acknowledge that Obama won and most of all grow up.
Every day CNN says a different thing....8 points, 5 points, 10 points.
This is beacuse of the long grulling and bitter battle with Senator Clinton. The Primary season wore voters out and made them really angry.
It is still too early to be polling anybody this Election Season.
Here we go – I can see it coming now...
It's all Hillary's fault. She isn't out there campaigning for Obama. She stayed in the race to long. Wah, wah, wah...
Well, if he can't win on his own record and with his own ideas then he doesn't deserve to win.
Can't wait for Hillary supporters to elect McCain. Might as well get my VISA ready.
Can we untill after both coventions stop with the daily polls
I do hope Hilary Clinton's supporters come around.
They are Democrats, so they should not be sad because she lost the Nominee. Another Democrat won it, but she did a rather great job.
They should think about how hard she worked so that the Democrats can win the White House. All of her work will be in vain if the do not regroup. Come Democrate, look for the future and support Obama.
people – some people tend to be loyal. Loyal to Hillary. Loyal to their families, etc. So this is why it is not this big swing towards O. Why O. campaign and those analysts polls cannot realize this?
Good start for NOBAMA 2008 ? Exit polls from WV and KY holds the undeniable truth. Mccain 08 and Hillary 12.
Deal with that reality, NOBAMA.
Maybe tell his supporters to enjoy their victory instead of beating up on Hillary and maybe he will start doing better in the polls, oh wait his supporters don't need us don't need florida, but he wants michigan.
It's only June. :-(
IT WILL ONLY GO DOWN FROM HERE. MORE DIRT ON NOBAMA EVERYDAY AND THE DNC ALSO. THEY ARE TRYING TO TRICK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WELL IT WON'T WORK.
EVERYONE OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!
DO NOT PUT THIS JOKER IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!
WRITE IN HILLARY, VOTE MCCAIN – ANYTHING BUT NOBAMA!!
This is what Hillary supporters have been saying to everyone, but seems they have to learn the hard way.
When we say NO to Obama for November, we mean it! This is in retaliation to what the DNC has done, the press/media for their pro-Obama tactics during the primary, and to Obama surrogates & supporters, who treated Hillary and supporters with disrespect.
The deed is done... how do they expect to win us back? Words???
Why is this surprising? Can you say divisive? Can you say polarizing? Wouldn't you expect the followers to be cut from the same mold as the leader? What really matters, is will they cut off their nose in spite of themself come November? Are they willing to put America through 4 more years of turmoil just to have an opportunity to get their candidate nominated in 2012? Sad that it is this simple. Politics at its finest.
Why would anyone be surprised that the Hillary-effect isn't producing a bounce for Obama. She couldn't produce a bounce for her own campaign after losing Iowa.
Believe this fizzle is indicative of how the Clintons are no longer in favor with the Democrat party.
I don't think he's going to need a bounce. I think his support is going to slowly and steadily build.
We still have five months.
Let's get behind the nominee, but Obama supporters need to retract their claws. Hillary ran an outstanding campaign and made a gracious exit. Let's move on and defeat the Republicans. We're going to be cleaning up their messes for years to come. Let's not give them another chance to make more!
Once the women start finding out what McCain is about, they will decide in favour of Obama.